Politics

Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as Trump's second secretary of state

The Senate is set to confirm Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State on Thursday, a move that comes after the country's next top diplomat squeaked out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this week.

    Entertainment

    What happened to Allison Mack?

    In 2013, actress Allison Mack, then best known for her 10-season run on the television series "Smallville," posted a video to her YouTube channel titled "You asked, I answered."

      Business

      Canada's WestJet CEO faces labor headwinds as pilots weigh strike

      MONTREAL (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines new chief executive is facing his first major test as the Canadian carrier's pilots weigh strike action and larger rival Air Canada on Thursday offered to accommodate travelers if there is a disruption.

        Entertainment

        Avicii's family reveals his personal struggles in new statement

        The family of Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ and producing star known as Avicii, has issued a new statement regarding the musician's sudden death last week at age 28.

          Business

          MetLife trims compensation for CEO, CFO in year marked by errors

          (Reuters) - MetLife Inc reduced total 2017 compensation for its chief executive and chief financial officer, a year marked by two key errors, including payments it failed to make to pensioners whom it could not locate, according to a filing on Thursday.

            Africa

            Nigerian lawmakers invite president over church killings

            Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been summoned by the country's lawmakers over a spate of killings in the country's middle belt and other parts of the country.

              Politics

              Ex-federal judge tapped to review Cohen documents

              Federal prosecutors said Thursday they no longer object to the appointment of an independent person to review materials seized when the FBI raided President Donald Trump's personal attorney earlier this month.

                Business

                U.S. business spending on equipment cooling; labor market strong

                WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods fell in March, weighed down by the biggest decline in demand for machinery in nearly two years, and a drop in shipments cemented expectations that business spending on equipment slowed in t

                  Politics

                  US media firm Comcast launches bid to buy Sky TV for £22billion

                  US MEDIA giant Comcast has tabled a £22billion cash bid for Sky – challenging 21st Century Fox to improve its own offer. Comcast said its latest offer is worth £12.50 a share, 16 per cent more than the £10.75 offered by Fox to buy the 61 per cent

                    Business

                    Deutsche Bank fired 300 U.S.-based investment bankers on Wednesday: source

                    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank fired 300 U.S.-based investment bankers on Wednesday as part of a broader overhaul of the global unit, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

                      Gadgets

                      WhatsApp banned under-16s – is Snapchat about to ban youngsters too?

                      IS SNAPCHAT getting ready to block under-16s like WhatsApp before it? The company has announced that it will no longer track the location of users aged 13 to 15 to comply with upcoming EU data privacy rules. The move could see its controversial Snap Map f

                        Science

                        At least 10 youths missing in flash flood in southern Israel

                        JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 10 youths were missing after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, and seven others were in critical condition, police and emergency services said.

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